Chapter 3. Carry Your Time in Buckets

Fine-Tune Your Tools

The next crucial self-management skill is activity tracking. This involves keeping track of intangible things such as thoughts, ideas, talking points, dates, promises, reminders, and strategies.

These intangible things must be organized and tracked so nothing falls through the cracks. This is especially crucial in this era of information overload. This is where the right time/activity management tools come in.

Time management tools today are innovative, clever, and even astounding. In some cases, they are also very expensive. The selection from which to choose is huge and includes both electronic devices and paper planners. So the questions are, “What kinds of tools are best for you and ...

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